Sol+Guard 500 Solar Covers 500 Micron Swimming Pool Covers will help reduce your Energy Bills




Sol+Guard 500 Solar Cover – 500 Micron Swimming Pool Cover Help Reduce your Energy Bills

Sol+Guard 500 Solar Covers Update: Aug 2023, the lead time on all solar covers is approximately 15-working days from order

Please note: These Covers are made to any size, however the sizes listed above are the most popular so we have listed them to give you an idea of cost according to dimensions – Please contact us for a personalised quote for your exact dimensions

1. Description

The Sol+Guard 500 Solar covers are top quality covers that provide the maximum heat gain to your pool.

2. Features of the Sol+Guard 500 Solar Cover

  • Now with GeoBubble – figure of eight shaped bubbles for longer cover life
  • Clear top, tinted translucent underside
  • 500 microns thick
  • Can increase pool temp by up to 8c
  • Reduce evaporation by 98%
  • 6-Year warranty (UK & Eire only)
  • Can be used in conjunction with a roller
  • Can be used with the optional tow-out / leading edge kit

Prices include UK delivery (orders over £50)

Prices also include FREE solar protective sheet to be used when the cover is off the pool and in direct sunlight

Delivery time approx 5-7 working days.

Increase pool temperature by up to 8°C
 Eliminate water evaporation by 98% +
 Reduce chemical consumption by up to 30%
 Reduce energy consumption by over 50% if used with a pool heater
 Reduce debris contamination
 Save money
 6 year warranty


What is a Sol+Guard cover?

The innovative Sol+Guard swimming pool cover is at the top of its class for allowing the maximum amount of solar gain. It also saves money, water and energy usage.

The product has a unique two ply combination, a clear top surface and a translucent tinted underside. Tests carried out, in collaboration with Brighton and London Metropolitan Universities, prove that themore translucent a bubble cover is, the greater the penetration of solar energy into the pool water.

The Sol+Guard swimming pool bubble cover material is sold in roll form to fabricators around the world for commercial and domestic use.


The durable 500 micron pool cover materials used for EnergyGuard, CoolGuard and Sol+Guard are formulated for climate conditions in various continents of the world depending on UV (ultra violet) weathering intensity. The Sol+Guard and EnergyGuard materials are supplied in two UV formulations: one for areas up to 140 kLys/yrs (Kilolangley years) and one for up to 180kLys/yrs. CoolGuard is supplied for areas up to 180kLys/yrs.

The additives we use combine weather and chemical resistant pigments with high performance light, weather and chemical stabilisation. The additives used are non-toxic and registered in Australia, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Korea, Philippines and USA.
Sol+Guard Geobubble swimming pool solar cover

New Geobubble

New figure of eight shaped bubbles called GeoBubbles are much stronger and make the cover last longer allowing the warranty to be increased from 5 to 6 years.

Increase pool temperature by up to 8°C through
solar energy gain

The unique two ply combination of a Sol+Guard cover allows maximum solar gain to pass through the cover increasing the pool temperature by up to 8°C.Eliminate Water Evaporation by 98% +

With a Sol+Guard pool blanket you will be able to eliminate water evaporation by over 98%, thus greatly reducing your water consumption and your water charges, as well as saving a vital natural resource.

Plastipack carried out research, in collaboration with the Brighton and London Metropolitan Universities, which proved that the evaporation loss in the UK for an average sized pool, 4m x 8m, is approximately 32,000 litres per year. This figure is considerably higher for hotter climates and windy conditions.Reduce Chemical Consumption by up to 30%

A Sol+Guard cover can help reduce chemical losses by evaporation by up to 30% when it is in use. All pool chemical levels and treatment should be maintained at the manufacturers recommended level.Reduce Energy Consumption by over 50%

You can reduce your pool heating costs because a Sol+Guard cover will eliminate evaporation and greatly reduce heat radiation if used with a pool heater.

Plastipack’s heat retention tests carried out in collaboration with the Brighton and London Metropolitan Universities, showed conclusive energy savings of over 50%. This applied to oil, gas, electric heater or heat pump usage. Where solar heating is used, it is possible to invest in up to half the amount of panels normally required for a pool without a cover.Reduce Debris Contamination

Debris such a leaves, dirt, insects and bird droppings are not only unsightly in a pool but also provide nutrients for algae and bacteria to feed on. When the pool is covered these contaminants will be kept out of the water, greatly improving the quality and appearance of the water.Save Money

A Sol+Guard cover will save money by reducing water, heating and chemical costs. The Sol+Guard pool blanket can pay for itself in less than a year.Warranty

The Sol+Guard cover has a 6 year pro rata warranty. The Sol+Guard and EnergyGuard materials are supplied in two UV formulations that are covered by our pro rata 6 year warranty. Please note that the length of the warranty may vary in some countries.Environmental Benefits

By reducing the amount of energy needed to heat and filter your pool water, a Sol+Guard cover will greatly reduce your carbon footprint. It also conserves water and, at the end of its life, a Plastipack pool blanket is 100% recyclable.

3. Availability

The lead time on Sol+Guard 500 Solar Pool covers as they are made to order are approx 5-7 working days

4. Delivery

The price includes FREE UK delivery (orders over £50)

5. Warranty

All Sol+Guard 500 Solar Pool covers have a 6-year warranty.

6. Technical Support

We are happy to provide technical support for all equipment that we supply.

7. Product Literature

Please see the Literature tab at the top of the page for the Brochure and User Manual downloads.

8. Assistance?

If you need any assistance or advice as to which model would be best for your pool, please feel free to Contact Us

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The prices shown include FREE UK delivery for orders over £50 or £6.50 for orders under £50

We can ship to any country. Please contact us for a shipping quote.

The lead time on most items is normally on a 1-2 day delivery,  subject to availability. Please call to check availability.